A walk in the forest

Discussion in 'Nature' started by summerkl, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Kevin
    For this week's challenge of "Looking Up", I drove an hour away to a climbing site for locals called the Stawamus Chief, a 700 meter granite cliff. I was unable to get to the base for a shot because there was some fairly steep climbing that I was unprepared for.

    Here are some shots from the day.

    A couple of the Chief. The first is a few miles away and the second is a few hundred yards.


    Couldn't pass up the spring blooms :)


    Into the forest and the boulder climbing that I wasn't ready for


     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    That's an impressive cliff face and I don't think I'd like scrambling over those boulders with camera gear.
     
  3. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    404
    Dec 24, 2010
    Great shots summerski.
    Cheers,
    Pete :thumbup:
     
  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Great series, especially last three shots!
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow, Kevin - first of all, I'm so impressed that The Weekly Challenge has gotten you off your duff an into the wilds!:biggrin: And really, thank you so much for these - The Chief is very imposing and black and white was an excellent decision. Beautiful forest and wildflowers. Love the moss covered boulders and rocks, however that Chief really impressive.
     
  6. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Kevin
    Yes Azpete's challenge was inspiring! I quite enjoyed the surprising climb through the forest. I was the only one in there and the unusual presence of the boulders made it feel otherworldly. Definitely out of the norm for an accountant :)
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    You know I was just kidding with you about getting up off your duff, Kevin, because I know from your photos that you're not wedded to your desk. From my own photos, you could think the only people I see are my immediate family which includes our pets.:biggrin:

    Being there alone must have been cool, for sure.
     
  8. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Kevin
    No worries BB - my duff was getting a tad inactive. With hindsight it wasn't too bright of me to be scrambling around with camera gear amongst the boulders. I had a similar experience to grebeman's friend who stepped in a hole .. fortunately for me I didn't break any bones or camera gear.

    It was about that time that I said maybe I should turn around :)
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    True, I suppose walking in the deep forest alone...without the proper gear isn't always the smartest, sometimes. I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself like Barrie's poor friend!